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Interesting KC-46 approach at Paris

Old 18th Jun 2019, 09:37
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Interesting KC-46 approach at Paris

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Old 18th Jun 2019, 09:41
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Scroll down link for the film.
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 10:19
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Think someone forgot they are not on F-16s any more.....
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Almost a bit late on the round-out there, Hoskins...
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 10:23
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USAF or Boeing crew?
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Should have thrown that one away at the 90.
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Except for the overshoot on alignment....the aircraft was very well flown.

Plenty of runway and decent touchdown with no control issues.

So...we ain't all perfect Sky Gods...give the guys a break!
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Classic air display 'red mist' - can't look bad in front of your peers...

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Arrivals at big shows are part of the show, why not.

And who needs thrust reverse? Looks like a good brake test was done as well...
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 13:21
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What a shambolic effort. With all Boeing's current self-inflicted problems, the last thing they needed was for some idiot to demonstrate that the KC-46 Pigsarse can't even seem to cope with a normal approach and landing....

Nice shot of the 'Rendition Class' passenger compartment windows - or rather, lack thereof.

Strange that this tanker wasn't fitted with its AAR pods for such an important air show.....
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 13:40
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I heard they were looking for Blackbushe!

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Appalling lack of airmanship.
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Nice kestrel hovering nearby!
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Probably because they haven't got any flight cleared pods yet
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Wow, tough crowd here. Looked like an aggressive turning approach to an 8,000 foot strip- again part of the show at a major event, where arrivals and displays of even larger aircraft often have a bit of flair- and no it didn't end in tears. If she had flown a 3.5 degree straight in I imagine it would be derided as boring and proof of how limited it was.....
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If she had flown a 3.5 degree straight in I imagine it would be derided as boring and proof of how limited it was.....
Had a lady been at the helm, in my experience she would have flown entirely according to SOPs! Quite rightly.
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Originally Posted by sandiego89 View Post
Wow, tough crowd here. Looked like an aggressive turning approach to an 8,000 foot strip- again part of the show at a major event, where arrivals and displays of even larger aircraft often have a bit of flair- and no it didn't end in tears. If she had flown a 3.5 degree straight in I imagine it would be derided as boring and proof of how limited it was.....
If this type of arrival was intended, then the goal of attracting interest has been achieved ;-)
Now it would be interesting to learn what actually happened. Last minute circuit change asked for by the crew ? By ATC ?
Aircrew mistake ? Technical issue onboard ?
Whatever the cause, it is always a good thing to aim for the runway center line, especially when thousands of cameras are focussed on your landing...
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 15:35
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Probably just a spanner in the works...
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Old 18th Jun 2019, 15:42
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Whatever the cause, it is always a good thing to aim for the runway center line, especially when thousands of cameras are focussed on your landing...
At least the right hand side of the runway and grass verge got a good hoovering..
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When I went through Flying Training if one came over the hedge with less than 30 degrees of bank on you were chopped.
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